Former PDP Federal Lawmakers drum support for Party’s National Chairman

Gloria Essien, Abuja

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The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the National Assembly from the South West Zone have canvassed support for the National Chairman of the Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

They say the Chairman needs to stay in office till after the forthcoming general elections in the overall interest of the party.

The Interim Coordinator of the former lawmakers, Hon. Yemi Arokodare made the statement in Abuja.

The former lawmakers urged all the Party Faithfuls across the region to shelve personal interests and work for the party’s success in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, despite the lingering leadership tussle.

“We wish to appeal to all the South West Party Leaders to tarry a bit on their request that the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, step down as part of measures to address the lingering crisis in the party. This may further cause imbalance and instability within the party if allowed to linger,” the statement said.

While acknowledging the concerns of all the Party Leaders and other stakeholders on the need to ensure fairness and equity in the Party Structure, the former lawmakers noted the merit of inclusiveness of South West within the party. Still, they pleaded that this should come after the general elections.

According to them, “beyond this, we feel strongly that, what is important now is to work like we did in Osun State and win the next Presidential, National Assembly, Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, our concerns for now should be how to win the coming polls, other things will follow.”

The former lawmakers also applauded the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for finding time out of his busy schedule to visit the South-West region as part of the ongoing nationwide consultations to prepare for the 2023 general elections.

 

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